Articles from September 2017

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UI startup Voxello wins grants totaling more than $1 million

University of Iowa spinout company Voxello, which develops technologies that allow hospitalized patients to overcome communication barriers, recently received three grants to help advance its research and development. Voxello received a $44,900 grant from the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium (PPDC), a $1,006,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 award from the National...

Reed signs MOU with Tel Aviv University to spur research exchange

Dan Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Iowa and Tel Aviv University to enhance research collaboration through mutual scientific workshops, joint research projects, and exchange of researchers and students. The MOU focused in particular on four areas of mutual research interest between the two schools...
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Learn about Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funding opportunities Oct. 12

A panel of UI faculty and staff will lead an informational session about the funding opportunities available from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 12 in C44-A of General Hospital. Panelists will highlight information gleaned from PCORI’s recent “Getting to Know PCORI” workshop as well as campus assistance available to researchers as they prepare PCORI...
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Colliding Art Forms and Documenting Refugees: The Iphigenia Project

“We don’t collaborate, we collide!” declares Irina Patkanian as she sits down for a conversation with fellow artists Lisa Schlesinger and Marion Schoevaert to discuss their Iphigenia Project and its culminating piece, Iphigenia at Lesvos: Story of a Refugee. The project has been unfolding for several years and reflects not only current world events, but the three women’s process-oriented working...
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Reed reflects on his vice presidency

Daniel A. Reed, University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development since 2012, stepped down Oct. 1. John Keller, dean of the UI Graduate College, has been named interim vice president. Reed retains his UI position as Computational Science and Bioinformatics Chair and Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Medicine. “Not long after hitting a...

Lassner takes over UI research safety and compliance oversight

University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development oversight of safety and compliance related to research has been combined into a single position, effective this fall. Jennifer Lassner, Senior Assistant Vice President for Research, is overseeing those areas in addition to managing the organization’s broader research administration activities. This includes taking over responsibilities...